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Canada's Fur Industry: A Lesson in Critical Thinking
In addition to providing a number of downloadable lesson plans to teachers, The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals now offers FREE presentations to schools and community groups!
- Presentations vary in length - 1/2 hour to 1 hour.
- Students will explore the history of the Canadian fur trade and compare it to the modern day fur trade.
- Hands-on activities including trap demonstrations, will be provided.
- Video excerpts of modern day fur farming and fur trapping practices will spark debate and discussion about ethics.
- Through group-work and role-playing, students can explore how the fur trade relates to animal welfare, the environment and human rights.
What are teachers saying?
"It was a great presentation, interactive and full of information. I know the students really appreciated it. I respect your organization immensely, and it is always refreshing to meet people that inspire.”
Vicki N., Social Justice 12 teacher
"Many of our adult ESL students are unaware of where fur comes from. As new immigrants to Canada, this is a worthwhile introduction to a contemporary Canadian issue. These presentations have also raised so much awareness. When our students watch the Crying Shame video and see the suffering inherent in much of the fur trade, it makes a strong impression. These presentations do change attitudes."
Nancy C., ESL Instructor
Should you be interested in booking a presentation or if you are interested in more information please contact Lesley Fox at 604-435-1850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Header photo by Peter Kelly